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Retirement expectations, reality often don’t align

Will your retirement dreams match your reality? That’s perhaps the most critical question to ask people who are currently retired. Is your retirement what you expected, or is it something else? For more than 30 years, the Employee Benefit Research Ins...

Foundation here back to granting travel wishes

March 2020 is a month that many will never forget. It was in March of 2020 that the World Health Organization declared that we were facing a pandemic outbreak called COVID-19. There were mask mandates, quarantines, and an immediate and radical change to...


Engineering Idaho: David Evans & Associates consults on major traffic changes

Established in Portland, Oregon in 1976, the transportation civil engineering consulting company David Evans & Associates Inc. has secured a solid presence in the Inland Northwest....


Spokane architect Bob Wills reflects on his 50-year career

Bob Wills is retiring after 30 years alongside firm co-founder Gary Bernardo at the helm of Spokane-based architecture firm Bernardo|Wills Architects PC. Bernardo says planning for the departure of his partner has long been in progress....


Moses Lake school design promotes project-based learning

Moses Lake, like many central Washington cities, has been growing for decades. The region has been attractive to both the technology and manufacturing industries....


Johnston Engineering builds on strong 2020

Johnston Engineering PLLC saw its strongest year-over-year growth last year and is on track to meet or exceed that level this year, says owner Andy Johnston....


‘Pringles’ church roof dubbed feat of engineering

Although Spokane doesn’t have the most recognizable skyline, assistant professor of civil engineering at Gonzaga University Joshua Schultz would argue that the buildings within it are nothing short of spectacular....


Food shortages test Inland Northwest restaurants

Most mornings, Paul D’Orazi opens emails to find out which foods will be in short supply that day. The “low inventory warning” he received at Incrediburger & Eggs on a recent, late June morning from distributor US Foods contained shredded ...


Small farms work to stave off droughts, fires

Tucked away on a small 50-acre property in Valleyford, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Spokane, CasaCano Farms owners Madyson Versteeg and Jorge Cano have been hard at work reducing fire and drought risks. ...


Spokane manufacturers expect long lead times into 2022

Some manufacturers here say that demand for their products remains high, but they expect to experience ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic into 2022....

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